Invoicing in Denmark

Danish invoicing requirements

In Denmark, a VAT invoice is mandatory to claim input tax credit. VAT-registered businesses are required to provide VAT invoices to customers for all taxable supplies, and failure to do so may result in a fine under Section 52(a) of the VAT Act.

However, VAT invoices are not required for exempt supplies within Denmark and exempt insurance and financial services supplied within the EU.

VAT guide Denmark

Full VAT invoice

An invoice must contain:
  • Invoice number (sequential)
  • Date of issue
  • Name and address of the supplier
  • Registration number of the supplier
  • Name and address of the customer
  • A clear description of the goods or services
  • The VAT rate and VAT base

Additionally, the invoice must display the complete value of Danish VAT in either Danish kroner or euros. However, other amounts on the invoice can be expressed in any currency. In cases where an exemption applies or when the customer is responsible for reporting the VAT, the invoice must clearly indicate that the supply is either VAT-exempt or subject to the reverse charge procedure.

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Electronic & Simplified Invoicing in Denmark


Simplified Invoices


Denmark allows for simplified VAT invoices in specific situations. These include business-to-business (B2B) sales below 3,000 Danish kroner and retailers whose sales are primarily or exclusively business-to-consumer (B2C). In certain B2C sales cases, a till receipt may be considered sufficient. However, if the invoice amount for a service is equal to or exceeds 5,000 Danish kroner, it is always necessary to issue a regular invoice.


A simplified invoice must include specific information, such as:

  • Unique sequential identifying number
  • Date of issuance
  • Details of the supplier, including their name, physical address, and VAT registration number, which is assigned to businesses registered for VAT purposes.
  • Description of the goods or services supplied
  • Total VAT charged or the percentage of the total amount that constitutes VAT.

Electronic Invoices


According to Article 66 of the VAT Order, electronic invoicing is generally not obligatory in Denmark. However, for business-to-government (B2G) transactions, it is mandatory as stated in BEK no. 206 of March 11, 2011. To send electronic invoices to public entities, there are several options available, including utilizing the PEPPOL network, a third-party invoicing provider, or the Danish government’s NemHandel platform.


When it comes to other recipients, electronic invoices can be transmitted through practical means without any particular validation or reporting requirements. In Denmark, electronic invoicing is primarily voluntary, except for B2G transactions where it is compulsory, and there are specific methods in place to send electronic invoices to public entities.



Last Updated: 27/12/2023



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